After spending a week in December driving through the Himalaya I figured it might be a good idea to defrost a bit. I booked a flight in Lhasa back down to Thailand, and the familiar atmosphere of sea level. Stopping off in Guangzhou, China for a brief 25 hour layover, the airport authorities tried to trick me into leaving the airport for the night. Unfortunately for them I’d been reading up on www.sleepinginairports.com , and found myself a nice nook to camp in behind a vending machine.
Bangkok was a busy but orderly city, and despite the scheduled Mauy Thai fights outside downtown malls, everybody else seemed friendly and cordial with each other. That’s why I was so surprised to hear about the chaos that overtook the city briefly after I arrived back home. Although I guess was surprised by the chaos that broke out at home as well.